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Barry

Largo, FL, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pope Brock
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    This is the enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men. "Doctor" John Brinkley became a world renowned authority on sexual rejuvenation in the 1920s, with famous politicians and even royalty asking for his services.

    Howdy Nekochan says: "incredible story"
    "Highly entertaining history"
    Overall

    The book and the narration were both great. This is the kind of well-researched book that changes the way you view the recent past and present. Brinkley wasn't just an evolution of the snake oil salesman, he had an important role in the rise of the modern A.M.A., medical marketing, and even country music.

    Johnny Heller's narration was brisk, old-timey when appropriate, and you could tell he enjoyed the book. Yes, he mispronounced Gila monster but to deduct stars for one or two mispronounced words is pedantry.

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  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1133)

    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Igor N. says: "Are you looking for an attachement for the book?"
    "Best nutrition book I've ever read"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Why We Get Fat?

    I have an MS in biochemistry and can smell pseudo-science a mile away. This book is very well researched and has convinced me that most of what our culture today knows as healthy eating is anything but. If you really want to understand why we keep getting fatter and fatter while spending billions on diets and gym memberships, you owe it to yourself to read


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Why We Get Fat?

    I was shocked to learn diets that are essentially the Atkins Diet have been recommended since the 18th century.


    Any additional comments?

    I would've given 5 stars for narration had Mr. Chamberlain not mispronounced

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